Things to do in Destin, FL

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Most beaches do not have lifeguards on duty.

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Big Kahuna's and other attractions are best first thing in the morning - before the day heats up and the crowds come off the beaches.


Teen beach parties during spring break - think high school, not college - can get as rowdy as college bashes.

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Fall is the least expensive, least crowded time to visit the area - and the weather is still warm enough to sunbathe.

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Beach casual is the dress code, everywhere.

Be Sure to Sample:

A warm donut from Charlie's Donut Truck in Alys Beach - you'll have to be up early to beat the crowd, but these warm little bits of ambrosia are worth it.


Glass containers are not allowed on the beaches, so plan ahead if you're ending the night with a beach gathering.


Clubs and bars on the main drag during spring break; you'll be overrun by teens.

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Seaside's downtown area during the season at the peak dining hours - parking is a nightmare and the charm of the stores quickly gives way to irritation.

Best Local Souvenir:

Any piece of local art - there's something for every taste and price range.

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